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What does Harald mean?

Harald Pronunciation of Harald as a name for boys means "army ruler". Harald is a German, Scandinavian form of Harold (Scandinavian, Old English): from Old English here weald.


ASSOCIATED WITH scandinavian, army (warrior), ruler (king)


VARIANTS Herrold, Herold

OTHER FORMS VIA HAROLD Araldo, Aralt, Garald, Garold, Hal, Haralds, Harolda, Haroldo, Harrell, Harry, Heraldo, Herlad



Harald Landon (H.L.), ..

How popular is Harald?

Harald is an uncommonly occurring first name for men. Harald is an unusual surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Harald entered the list in 1920-1929 and reached its peak rank of #1995 in the U.S. then, but is not listed at the moment. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Harald name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Harald outside U.S.

Which version is better?

Prominent alternative forms of Harald are Garold, Hal, Harold (#797 THE PREVIOUS YEAR), Harrell, Harry (#620) and Herold. Other forms, like Herlad, are uncommon. These forms of Harald were at the peak of their popularity in the 1890s (ADOPTION OF 2.5%) and have become much less conventional since (ADOPTION 0.04%, DOWN 98%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Harald, Garold, Hal, Harold, Harrell in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Harry, Herold in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Harry outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Arnald, Darold, Derald, Donald, Everald, Farand, Farold, Gerald, Geryld, Hagan, Haily (see Haley), Hakan, Hale, Hali, Halvard, Hamal, Hamid, Hamill, Hammad, Hanly, Hansl, Harben, Harbin, Harden, Harel, Hari, Harkan, Harland, Harlea, Harlee, Harli, Harlin, Harlo, Harloe, Harly, Harlyn, Harm, Harmon, Haron, Haroon, Harpal, Harpur, Harri, Harrie, Harris, Harshad, Harte, Hartlea, Hartlee, Hartley, Harun, Harvard, Harvie, Hasan, Hasani, Haward, Hawly, Hayle, Hazard, Hazel, Hernly, Herzl, Horsly (see Horsley), Hyram, Jarad, Jarard, Jerald, Osvald, Oswald, Ranald, Roald, Ronald, Sewald, Torald and Tybald. These names tend to be more commonly used than Harald.

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